Another wonderful week of meeting my neighbors in Kabalebo.
January 15 - 21, 2016:
I spotted all these animals while I was at the lodge, pier, airstrip or at the river cabin (covering an area of at least 1.5 km)
This was an early morning shot of a Cocoi Heron flying over the Kabalebo river. While shooting this bird I didn't notice that its 'twin' was also joining in.
I first thought to have spotted a woodpecker being constantly on the move, but it was a female Cinereous Becard.
A group of Brown Capuchin Monkeys were on the move and at the same time trying to eat as much as possible.
Some sure don't make it easy for me. Like this female Yellow-throated Woodpecker who was constantly hiding between all those leaves.
Black-necked Aracari's were pretty active this week. I spotted at least 4 in this tree, but only 2 wanted to be visible.
This one is tricky, you have to look twice at this picture before seeing him. It is the Three-toed Sloth, enjoying the morning sun.
How cute is this! A Rusty-margined Flycatcher looked straight into the camera with nest material.
Here you can see the Great Black Hawk quenching his thirst in the middle of the Kabalebo river. As the water level is really low at this time, it is difficult to move with a dug out boat. On the other hand you can easily cross the river without swimming.
Where there are blossoming flowers, there you can find those sweet addicted birds too. Here you can see a Bananaquit on a Monkey Brush vine.
It is safe to say that Grey-breasted Sabrewings are among the residents of Kabalebo. You can spot them on a daily basis; either sipping sugar water from one of the feeders or nectar from blossoming flowers.
Crested Oropendola's! They know where the fruits are and can give you quite a headache too if you also want to gather the same fruits. For some days now these Crested Oropendola's have been eating all the mango's near the lodge. Sometimes you can see 20 or 30 of these birds eating whatever they can eat.
I went to the pier to take a nice shot of a Black Caracara. They are always relaxing and enjoying life at the pier. While I was concentrating on the Black Caracara resting on a stick (left), another one was staring at me (right) on an even closer distance.
This is an early bird! Usually during rainy seasons we have the Cattle Egrets on visit. This one came way early. It didn't mind at all as it was strolling near the lodge looking for something to snack on during the day. Here it caught a baby lizard.
This young Rufescent Tiger Heron was seen wandering right behind the houses of the staff. It was moving really gracefully between all the plants. A very curious bird too as he was also peeking above some leaves trying to see what is going on at the other side.
Right across the River Cabin, we spotted a strange looking rock. It was actually a Lowland tapir. He was having his power nap in the afternoon. Because minutes later he woke up and started to eat right before disappearing into the dense vegetation.
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